Fail! Prompt four ended up posting before three! Honestly – it was written after. My time zone keeps bouncing back to default whenever I use the app version unless I check & re-save before typing the post. Wonder if I can go back and alter the time now?
Melbourne Cup day here “down under”. It’s the only day in the calendar where I plan to bet. Usually just the office sweepstake. This year it’s organised by the lovely Amanda, complete in heels and a fascinator. For a massive mad two bucks, I have #5, Protectionist. Reasonable chance with 22114, right? Apparently he’s German. It always amazes me that horses can move quite freely between countries but I can’t take the dog or cat (not that I have either) or goldfish. Photo stolen from some Melbourne paper. Love how his handler’s sneaking in a pie.
Reading “The White Horse King” by Benjamin Merkle, all about Alfred the Great. I’ve read a couple of things previously (mostly fictionalised, TBH) and this has “a ha!” moments. Like the bit about the earlier Viking raiders. They would plant the crops then sail over to England, raid a monastery or other soft target, and be back home in time to harvest. Now that’s efficient.
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There is something afoot. My app has multiplied. Each of my blogs has about 6 versions at the last count. I think it’s time to delete and reinstall. Shame, it usually works well. Keep up the good work – write as much as you can.
Heh! The Grand National in the UK is the only time I even pretend to bet- just among the family to see who ‘wins’. I generally go for the horses with the longest odds!
We play if we go to the trots. Everyone has twenty bucks and the winner
Whoops! And the winner is usually one of the kids who chose the horses based on the silks
and…Protectionist won! First time in 24 years of office sweepstakes 🙂 I was in the car, waiting at the lights, yelling and carrying on. Looked over to my left at Z then past him was someone in the next car looking at me like I’d escaped from the zoo 🙂